Eknath Ramakrishna Ranade,popularly referred to as Eknathji, was a social activist and leader,president of Vivekananda Rock Memorial committee and Vivekananda Kendra , kanyakumari.
Shri.Eknath Ranade was born on 19th November 1914 at Timtala in Amaravathi district of Maharastra. His parents were Ramakrishnan Ranade and Ramabai. He was deeply attracted towards the words and deeds of Swamiji and a living testimony to his idea of India. After the construction of Rock Memorial, he established various organizations for the benefit of the people. As a tribute to great soul, his birthday is celebrated as ‘Sathana Divas’. In our school 104th birth anniversary of Mann.Eknathji and final day of Science and Arts Exhibition was celebrated in a grand way. Master of ceremony by S.Abinaya of XI Std.
We initiated the progaramme with prayer song sung by VI Std boys. The welcome address was delivered by Ashmitha of XI Std. The importance of the day was presented by Akshwin of IX Std.
Due to Children’s day celebration, various competitions were held in our school.Many students participated and won the prizes.
Sree Mathura of U.K.G. and Vishnu of III Std won the first prize in Music competition and they sang the prize winning song infront of the audience.
The presidential address was delivered by Mann.Hanumanta Raoji,Treasurer of VRM & VK.
He spoke about the 104th Birth Anniversary of Mann.Eknath Ranade. He shared the special qualities of Eknathji. He expressed that Eknathji was a man of dedication, discipline, perfection, punctuality and perseverance. He exhibited that Eknath was punctual and perfect in all the work. He mentioned about Eknathji’s arrival to Tamil Nadu and the way he became one among the people of Tamil Nadu. After the construction of the, Vivekananda Rock Memorial Kanyakumari has become famous all over he world. Even though he was unfamiliar with the language of Tamil, he accomplished his task successfully. He suggested the students to follow the qualities and principles of Eknath Ranade.
The students of VIII Std girls sang a patriotic song. M.S.Harshika of XII Std won the first prize in elocution competition and she exhibited her views about Kalam’s involvement in science infront of the audience.
Smt. Kalpana Parvathi, teacher of V.K.V. read out the winners name list and the prizes were distributed by Mann.Hanumanta Raoji to the children who performed well.The vote of thanks was proposed by Revathi of IX std. Finally the programme was concluded with our Kendra Prayer.